National Partnership for Women & Families

Research Library: Health Information Technology (IT)

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Principles for Patient Centered Care (Basis for Consumer Platform for Health IT)

As organizations representing a broad and diverse array of consumer interests, we believe that the following set of principles should guide the development and implementation of the medical home model of care.

Consumer Partnership for eHealth

CPeH amplifies the consumer voice to ensure that health IT initiatives and policies are implemented according to the needs of patients and families.

Using Health IT to Engage Patients in their Care: The Role of Providers in Implementing Online Access

The National Partnership for Women & Families conducted a series of eight interviews in the winter and spring of 2011 to learn about the experiences of physician pioneers in the use of patient portals. Those interviewed practice in Missouri, Massachusetts and Virginia, and the practice settings vary from large, integrated health systems to solo practitioners. Below is a summary of what we learned from those conversations.

Consumer Partnership for eHealth Summary and Analysis Breakdown of Stages in Meaningful Use EHR Incentives Program

Chart of MU Objectives and Measures, by Stage

Consumer Vision for Health IT and Diagram (Diagram)

As the nation begins to reform our health care system, it is clear that Health Information Technology (HIT) is a critical and foundational element for change. References to HIT were woven throughout the recently enacted health reform law as a foundational component of reforming the health care delivery and payment systems.

Consumer Engagement (May 2009)

The Consumer Partnership for e-Health (CPeH) is a coalition of over thirty consumer, patient and labor organizations that, since 2005, has served as a strong and diverse consumer voice advocating for patient- and consumer-centric policies related to health information technology (HIT).

Meaningful Use Workgroup Request for Comments Regarding Meaningful Use Stage 2

The undersigned consumer organizations are members of the Consumer Partnership for e-Health (CPeH) and the Campaign for Better Care (CBC). The CPeH is a coalition of consumer, patient, and labor organizations working on both the national and local levels that, since 2005, has advocated for patient-centered policies related to health IT.

Claim vs. Reality – HIT and Privacy in the Economic Recovery Package

For patients, having an ability to track disclosures from their medical records is important to building trust in health IT and is consistent with the transparency and accountability principles that are the hallmark of fair information practices.

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